Instance.Enable Method

Sets the status of the instance to Enabled.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Nmo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public void Enable ()
public void Enable ()
public function Enable ()

When you create a Notification Services instance, it is disabled. Enabling the instance enables all instance and application components, which allows event collection, notification generation, notification distribution, and subscription management.

The Notification Services engine queries the database for the status of its components every 30 seconds. Until the engine picks up the status change, engine components show a status of Enable Pending.

The following examples show how to create, register, and enable an instance of Notification Services:

// Set Database Engine instance and 
// Notification Services object
server = new smo.Server(sqlServer);
notificationServices = server.NotificationServices;

// Determine if the instance already exists. If so, exit.
if (server.NotificationServices.Instances.Contains(
    Console.WriteLine("Instance exists and will be deleted.");
    myInstance = notificationServices.Instances[instanceName];

// Call ConfigureInstance method to configure the instance
// and define the application(s).
myInstance = ConfigureInstance(notificationServices);

// Create the instance
Console.WriteLine("Creating instance...");

//Optional: Export an Instance Configuration File (ICF)
Console.WriteLine("Exporting ICF...");
myInstance.Export(@"C:\NS\Full", true);

// Register and enable the instance
Console.WriteLine("Registering instance...");
myInstance.RegisterLocal(serviceUserName, servicePassword);
Console.WriteLine("Enabling instance...");

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms

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